Rooks, Joel

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Rooks, Joel


Career: Actor. Lab Theatre Company, later named Circle East, New York City, member of company; Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, member of company; William Esper Studio, New York City, acting teacher.


Film Appearances:

Xerox boss, Smithereens, 1982.

Director, The Gig, Castle Hill, 1985.

Man on television voice-over, The Luckiest Man in the World, 1989.

Bank manager, His and Hers, 1997.

Bartender, On the Run (also known as Em fuga), Phaedra Cinema, 1998.

Mr. Pettibone, Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain, 1999.

Suit, It Runs in the Family (also known as Family Business), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Dan, Why George?, 2005.

Also appeared in American Blue Note; Mark of the Bear; Sweet Liberty.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First Stork Club captain, Winchell, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cop Shop, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mr. Baron, "Blood Libel," Law and Order, NBC, 1996.

Grandfather, "Stalked," Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Special Victims Unit, SVU, and Law & Order: SVU), NBC, 1999.

Restaurant owner, The Beat, UPN, 2000.

Scott Freiden, "Crazy," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Meyer, "Seizure," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Rabbi Shmulowitz, "Power of the Person," Ed, NBC, 2002.

Judge Rothman, "Mother," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Rabbi Lev Shinov, "All in the Family," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Maish Resnick, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Cooper Square Workshop, Kraine Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Nicholas Gadsby, More Stately Mansions, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1997.

The School for Scandal, Pearl Theatre, New York City, 1997–98.

The Great White Hope, Arena Stage Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Mr. Miller, Mr. Enright, and Mr. Dupar, Taller Than a Dwarf, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 2000.

An orthodox man, God of Vengeance, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 2002.

Mr. Meterstein, Mr. Flick, Once in a Lifetime, Adams Memorial Theatre, 2002.

Understudy George Burns, Say Goodnight, Gracie, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 2002–2003.

Also appeared as James Cartwright, White Noise, Turnip Theatre Company, The Studio, New York City; After the Rain, Theatre Four, New York City; Astapovo, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; Baton Rouge, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City; Brighton Beach Memoirs, Pennsylvania Stage Company; Bright Wings, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; Bus Stop, River Arts Repertory Company; Cut to the Chase, East Coast Arts Theatre; A Doll's House, Pennsylvania Stage Company; I Can Get It for You Wholesale, American Jewish Theatre, New York City; The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, MA; More Stately Mansions, New York Theatre Workshop; Richard II, Pearl Theatre, New York City; Self Defense, East Coast Arts Theatre; Sheer Boredom, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ; Shmulnik's Waltz, John Houseman Theatre, New York City; The Sisters Rosensweig, Broadway production; A Streetcar Named Desire, River Arts Repertory Company; The Tenth Man, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City; A Thousand Clowns, Dorset Theatre, Dorset, VT; Three Sisters, River Arts Repertory Company; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Broadway production; The Secret Order, Off-Broadway production; Rocket to the Moon, Off-Broadway production; Louis Slotin Sonata, Off-Broadway production; Street Scene; The Rainmaker.

Major Tours:

Appeared in The Sisters Rosensweig, U.S. cities.